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Drs. Tarek El-Ghazawi and Volker Sorger have received a 3-year $675K award from the Airforce Office of Scientific Research

July 26, 2019
The new project is titled RANC: A Residue Arithmetic Nanophotonic Computer. The goal of the project is to develop an integrated photonics computing system (from device to architecture) based on the residue number system (RNS) to achieve orders of magnitude improvements in computational speed per watt, over the current state-of-the-art, while again computing at the speed of the light.

Drs. Sorger and El-Ghazawi awarded a $3M grant from ONR

July 23, 2019
The project entitled 'Photonic Convolutional Processor for Network Edge Computing' develops an accelerator for feature extraction known as convolutional neural network.
 Dr. Volker Sorger

Dr. Sorger wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

July 15, 2019
Dr. Volker Sorger was named recently as a winner of this very prestigious award bestowed on scientists and engineers by the US government.

Drs. El-Ghazawi and Sorger receive patent for reconfigurable optical computer

July 15, 2019
Their invention introduces a new class of reconfigurable computing devices that are capable of computing out of first principles by solving partial differential equations that are used for most simulations in science and engineering.

The Washington Post quoted Dr. Tarek El-Ghazawi

July 01, 2019
Dr. Tarek El-Ghazawi was quoted in the June 21 article “Supercomputing is latest front in U.S.-China high-tech battle."

NASA Astronaut Visits Oxon Hill Branch Library

June 10, 2019
NASA astronaut and ECE alumna Dr. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor visited the Oxon Hill, MD branch library on June 10th.

Samson March builds his own smart watch

June 03, 2019
ECE alumnus Samson March recently finished building his own smart watch from scratch as a do-it-yourself project.

Dr. Louri receives $1m NSF grant

May 13, 2019
This three-year grant aims to study a photonic neural network accelerator for energy-efficient heterogeneous multicore architectures.

ECE alumnus Dr. Ya-Qin Zhang elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

May 08, 2019
SEAS and ECE alumnus Dr. Ya-Qin Zhang (DSc ’89) has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

ECE teams win top prizes at TCO Innovation Competition

April 29, 2019
Dr. Mona Zaghloul’s team and Dr. Matthew Lumb took the First Place Prizes in their respective categories at GW’s 2019 TCO Innovation Competition.
Dr. Subramaniam

Creating the Next Generation Data Center Network

April 25, 2019
One of the endeavors of Professor Subramaniam’s research group is to develop architectures for the next generation of data centers, which are scalable and highly energy-efficient.

ECE congratulates our winners of the 2019 GW Research Days competition

April 15, 2019

ECE congratulates our student winners of the 2019 GW Research Days competition:


Dr. Sorger wins two Department of Defense DURIP grants

April 01, 2019
Dr. Volker Sorger has received two Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants for his project “Multilayer Heterostructure Prototyping Within Seconds & Integrated Optoelectronics Device Test System.”

Reem Eltahir featured in GW Today article

March 25, 2019
ECE senior Reem Eltahir was featured in the March 18 GW Today article "How I Got the Job: From Tech Internship to Employment Offer."

ECE student Bo Wang received the 2019 IEEE Industry Application Society Myron Zucker Award

March 25, 2019
At the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Electric Safety Workshop, ECE doctoral student Bo Wang presented his paper and was awarded the 2019 IEEE- IAS Myron Zucker Award on Electrical Safety through Design Student Initiative.